Bone/Mineral Metabolism

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New ‘bone balance index’ identifies women at risk for bone loss

June 24, 2016

Researchers have developed an index that aims to predict which women are more likely to experience rapid bone loss during the menopause transition, according to a new study.

The measure, referred to as the “bone balance index” by researchers, appears to reliably predict changes in BMD, making it possible to test the efficacy of interventions to prevent bone loss and maintain bone strength, said Albert Shieh, MD, a fellow in the department of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, who helped develop the index.

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Frailty predicts fracture risk in older adults

June 21, 2016
In older adults, frailty and even “prefrailty” is a predictor of future fractures, according to a recent meta-analysis. Gotaro Kojima, MD, of Japan Green…
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High triglyceride levels raise nontraumatic fracture risk in women

June 21, 2016
The risk for incident nontraumatic fracture is increased in middle-aged women with high fasting plasma triglycerides, study data show. Jennifer S. Lee, MD
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Sun exposure provides inadequate vitamin D in UK adolescents

June 9, 2016
Adolescents in the United Kingdom did not get enough sunlight to receive healthy amounts of vitamin D in a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical
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Avoiding “Loss of Chance”… Improving the Screening, Treatment, and Referral of Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United…
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Vlog: In group therapy for type 2 diabetes, ‘the patients run the show’

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Obesity Consults® ObesityForum® 2015 Highlights

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 20 years and is considered a health care epidemic in the United States…
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In the Journals

New ‘bone balance index’ identifies women at risk for bone loss

June 24, 2016
Researchers have developed an index that aims to predict which women are more likely to experience rapid

In the Journals

Frailty predicts fracture risk in older adults

June 21, 2016
In older adults, frailty and even “prefrailty” is a predictor of future fractures, according to a recent meta-analysis. Gotaro Kojima

In the Journals

High triglyceride levels raise nontraumatic fracture risk in women

June 21, 2016
The risk for incident nontraumatic fracture is increased in middle-aged women with high fasting plasma triglycerides, study data show. …

In the Journals

Sun exposure provides inadequate vitamin D in UK adolescents

June 9, 2016
Adolescents in the United Kingdom did not get enough sunlight to receive healthy amounts of vitamin D in a study recently published in The

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HbA1c improvement may ease BMD loss, bone turnover in type 1 diabetes

June 2, 2016
Improvement in HbA1c appears to mitigate bone mineral density loss and bone turnover among adults with type 1 diabetes, according to study findings…

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High-load exercise may benefit long-term bone health

June 2, 2016
Compared with nonweight-bearing activities, such as cycling, running and other exercises that put greater strain on bones may help improve long-term…

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Estrogen therapy increases BMD in transgender women

June 1, 2016
In transgender women, estrogen therapy was shown to increase bone mineral density in both the lumbar spine and total hip during the first year of…

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FDA accepts new drug application for osteoporosis medication

June 1, 2016
The FDA recently accepted and filed a new drug application for abaloparatide-SC, according to a release from Radius Health. “The FDA’s…

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Premature birth may increase risk for osteoporosis in adulthood

June 1, 2016
Compared with adults who were born at term with normal birth weight, adults born premature with very low birth weight or at term but small for…

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Vitamin D deficiency may confer risk for retinopathy in diabetes

May 28, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients with diabetic retinopathy are more likely to have lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels vs. healthy controls, according to…

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